Grandmother weeps in court
A GRANDMOTHER whose daughter has been accused of murdering her two-year-old son broke down in tears as she told the jury they had not spoken in three years.
Rachel Trelfa (Fee), 31, and her civil partner Nyomi Fee, 28, deny murdering toddler Liam in Fife in March 2014.
The women also plead not guilty to a catalogue of allegations of wilfully ill-treating and neglecting two other young boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
Rachel’s mum Gail Trelfa, 55, from Macclesfield, broke down as she took to the stand at the High Court in Livingston. She said she had not spoken to her daughter since Easter 2012. She said she had loved Liam ‘very dearly’, and added: “I’ve lost my daughter and I’ve lost my grandchild. Thank-you Nyomi.”
Mrs Trelfa said she had previously been ‘very close’ with her daughter, who she said had been a ‘very good mother’.
Trelfa and Fee are accused of falsely claiming one of the other young boys was responsible for Liam’s death. ●» PROCEEDING